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Old 05-12-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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I am a fan of the fan I installed today. I was installing lighting in all the cabinets so decided to install this while doing the wiring. We have a fan running 24/7 in our bedroom, and was concerned with circulating either heated or cool air into the loft. Some folks said it was no big deal, and others I talked to did use some kinda fan for loft air circulation

It is a Caframo Sirocco. It as three speed settings, and a timer. Not too noisy at all, especially on low speed which still moves a fair bit of air.

You can see it in use here. It is on a gimbal mount that rotates on all three axes. You can also see the lit up cabinets too. Each door has it's own switch, which you can see here. Dinette cushions are up in the loft to be out of the way to accessing under the benches.



This is the fan stowed out of the way.



All the upper cabinets had a wide face frame so I could drill a hole for the switch, but the wardrobe and two other cabinets only had a 3/4" face frame so I had to build a bracket to hold the switch.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Jim,
did you not get the MaxxFan also? How is this one different?
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:59 PM   #3
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did you not get the MaxxFan also? How is this one different?
Yes I did. The purpose of this one is to circulate air inside, not exchange air.
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Gotcha, sort of like operating the max fan with the hood shut. I like a small fan in the bed area when it is not hot enough for the a/c but too hot to sleep comfortably without air movement.May has to look not one of these.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #5
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Great fan , nice and neat ! The fabric looks awesome .
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Caframo makes a heck of a good fan (as long as it's one made in Canada and not a knock-off). The Bora me del we had overhead at the foot of our bed moved a bunch of air.
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I am a fan of your lights in the cabinets!
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:26 AM   #8
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A bit of an update on this fan. It gets used a lot. Whether going for a nap in the midday sun, or on that warm evening. I can't imagine not having it. The MaxxFan is great for exchanging air, this fan woks much better and circulating it.

Good thing it has a safe fan blade, as I turned it on in the middle of the night on night last week, and Lisa did not realize it and stuck her had into it when getting up.
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A bit of an update on this fan. It gets used a lot. Whether going for a nap in the midday sun, or on that warm evening. I can't imagine not having it. The MaxxFan is great for exchanging air, this fan woks much better and circulating it.

Good thing it has a safe fan blade, as I turned it on in the middle of the night on night last week, and Lisa did not realize it and stuck her had into it when getting up.
That's using your noggin, put it on your spouses side of the bed.
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